SUNNY LEERASANTHANAH

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Wuthichai (Exit Interview)                     Carry Me Home
Towards Tenderness
Rehearsal Residency workshop
Homes Against Tides
Mom’s Magnets ︎
We Are Here Artist Portraits
Chinatown Futures
Writing
Video
Commissions
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︎ News ︎

︎︎︎2021 July | Awarded the Queens Council on the Arts’ 2021 New Work Grant for Wuthichai (Exit Interview)

︎︎︎2021 March | New work is up at SculptureCenter’s annual In Practice show, You may go but this will bring you back (2021)

︎︎︎ 2021 Feb | 40+ Artist portraits published in the book We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World by Jasmin Hernandez (2021)






MOM’S MAGNETS


Limited Edition Risograph Print Book
Self-Published, August 2020


Photo courtesy Miriam Gallery

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Featured in Bangkok Art Book Fair 2020

Mom’s Magnets is Leerasanthanah’s typological documentation of her mother’s collection of magnets from worldly destinations. The souvenir magnet is exemplary of reducing culture, place, people, heritage, and politics to commodified kitsch. Patterns reveal the homogenous representations of marketable icons. Playful juxtapositions force a relationship between two seemingly unrelated symbols, like the Egyptian hieroglyph tablet and Britain’s telephone booth. Ultimately, the book contemplates the attempt to embody and possess place and time—a subject that resonates with Leerasanthanah’s past work. 2020


Self-published
Printing/ Production: Risograph
Size: 14.859 x 20.955 cm
No. of pages: 32 pages
Edition of 100 copies









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